Grosses

'Pitch Perfect 2' Zooms to $87.5M After Leading Thursday with $3.91M; 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Speeds to $63.4M After $3.71M Daily TakeMay 22, 2015 12:28 PM

by Daniel Garris

Universal's Pitch Perfect 2 moved back into first place on Thursday with $3.91 million. The successful musical comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick increased a slim 1 percent over Wednesday. Pitch Perfect 2 has led the daily box office for five of the past seven days and was the week's top film with a stronger than expected seven-day start of $87.49 million. The film continues to rocket past the $65.00 million final domestic gross of 2012's Pitch Perfect and is currently running a very impressive 33.5 percent ahead of the $65.53 million seven-day take of last year's Neighbors.

Mad Max: Fury Road fell one spot to land in second with $3.71 million. The critically acclaimed action film starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron was down 6 percent from Wednesday. Mad Max: Fury Road placed in second for the week with a seven-day take of $63.43 million. That was on the high end of expectations and was 8 percent below the $68.66 million seven-day start of 2012's Prometheus. Thanks to stronger word of mouth and the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Mad Max: Fury Road is expected to have a much stronger second weekend hold than that of Prometheus.

Avengers: Age of Ultron held steady in third place with $2.35 million. The blockbuster superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel was up 1 percent over Wednesday and down 42 percent from last Thursday. Age of Ultron placed in third for the week with $49.999 million. That was down 49 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to a massive $383.17 million. Avengers: Age of Ultron is running 20 percent behind the $476.68 million three-week take of 2012's Marvel's The Avengers and 10 percent ahead of the $348.08 million three-week gross of 2013's Iron Man 3.

Warner's Hot Pursuit took in $0.465 million to remain in fourth. The comedy from MGM and New Line starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara was up 3 percent over Wednesday and down 32.5 percent from last Thursday. Hot Pursuit landed in fourth place for the week with $7.72 million. That was down 56 percent from the film's opening week performance and places the film's two-week total at a softer than expected $25.45 million.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Sep. 11 - Sun, Sep. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rounders$8,459,126--2,176--$3,887$8,459,1261Miramax
2There's Something About Mary$6,952,863-21%2,55510$2,721$84,828,0359Fox
3Blade$5,193,323-39%2,38914$2,174$35,420,7304New Line
4Saving Private Ryan$4,505,957-49%2,705-102$1,666$173,086,6558DreamWorks
5Ever After: A Cinderella Story$2,296,421-47%1,913-86$1,200$37,218,6157Fox
6Knock Off$1,922,829-65%1,8000$1,068$7,439,0602Sony / Columbia
7Snake Eyes$1,583,354-52%1,681-231$942$38,485,2156Paramount
8Armageddon$1,581,421-44%1,334-52$1,185$131,981,06011Disney
9How Stella Got Her Groove Back$1,484,391-51%1,275-65$1,164$33,987,3365Fox
1054$1,387,417-66%1,765-104$786$12,024,5253Miramax